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Additional Start Up Airlines Are Looming

Several months ago, in a related article, I made mention of two start up air carriers for the US market. Since then, both EOS Airlines and Maxjet Airways have taken flight and are successfully serving their passengers and making plans for future expansion. Beyond these two carriers, additional carriers are waiting to take their first flights. Let's take a look at some leading contenders. Fly First Class -- This Florida based air carrier is planning to use Wilmington, NC as its base. With........ Read More

Do You Have What It Takes For A Small Business Start Up?

If you are thinking about your own small business startup then you know your mind is overflowing with questions about business plans, business ideas, startup costs, and startup funding. Then there are the countless small decisions you will have to make about everything from phone service to business cards. However there is one very large question that overshadows everything else -- do you have what it takes to start up a small business? There are three keys to determining whether or not possess ........ Read More

Startup Costs For Homebased Business

Just about everyone jumps on the web with a web site without realizing all that is involved. It's the horse and the cart. Recently, we tested a new way of solving the primary reason people, especially homebased business or work from home moms and dads, look to the Internet as a fast and easy way to generate income. Traditionally, the first thing you think you need is a web site. But if you look at sites such as Ebay, Amazon and Yahoo!, you realize that a person doesn't need a website to make........ Read More

Quicker Success Through Business Kits And Startup Guides

You have always had an interest in starting a particular type of business. However, realistically you know that you lack the expertise required. How can you startup the desired business from scratch and begin making profits without the steep learning curve? Your answer might be to buy a business kit or startup guide. For example, let`s say you wanted to start your own import and export business. You will find business kits and startup guides written by persons who have already successfully ran ........ Read More

Computer Consulting: Find Paying Clients During Start-up

Even if you are just starting out your computer consulting practice with rather basic desktop support level technical skills, make sure that your computer consulting firm gets some paying clients who are at your current technical skills comfort level. In this article, you'll learn which types of clients to pursue first. Start out by working with home offices and very small stand-alone businesses and companies with really, really small peer-to-peer simple networks. At least you're getting some p........ Read More

How To Get A Personal Loan For A Business Start Up

When you have that great idea for a new business, and have the plans worked out, all you need now is the financing and you can get started. Finding financing, however, especially for a new business, can be difficult because lenders have seen many businesses come and go, and may be more than a little reluctant. Another way to get the financing you need, though, would be to get a personal loan. A personal loan can be rather easily obtained and you can get them in large or small sizes. Personal........ Read More

Computer Consultant Startup: What's The First Step?

If you're the typical person who’s considering becoming a computer consultant, then you are probably a LAN administrator, doing some kind of PC support job for big enterprise or maybe even working for a smaller integrator. In this article, you'll learn what you need to do first to realize your goal of becoming a computer consultant. From talking to hundreds of people in this situation right now, the number one thing is that you have to decide that you really want to and really need to do it. ........ Read More

It Consulting: Determining Your Rates As A Start-up

In IT consulting, people charge various rates. Some charge at the zero level, others at the $25, $35, $45 an hour level. Starting an IT Consulting Business: What to Charge? Probably a lot of you want to start charging, and should be, in the $75, $85, $95 an hour level to build up a reputation for your IT consulting business. Don’t start out with much less than that. IT consultants working with larger small companies generally charge $100 - $125 an hour and up, depending on how deep their........ Read More

Business Angels For Your Startup Business

Setting up a new business can be a daunting prospect. There’s the possibility of failure, and with it, the risk of losing the money you’ve invested in your company, as well as seeing all your months or even years of hard work go to waste. But, there’s truth in the old saying, “nothing ventured, nothing gained.” The biggest rewards accrue to those who not only have a vision for their business, but also are prepared to see it through and have the courage of their convictions. Nonet........ Read More

Reasons For Starting Up A Company

People set themselves up in business for many different reasons. Sometimes they have an idea that will fill a niche in the market or is a vast improvement on current products or services available. We’re not all creative geniuses, though – but this doesn’t mean we can’t succeed in business. Many people set up a company simply to put themselves in control, perhaps because they feel passionate about the work that they do and feel that they will be able to make more of a difference by do........ Read More

How To Wake Up Eager To Start

When you jump out of bed every morning, all fired up with enthusiasm, motivation and eagerness to... Huh? What's that? You don't do much jumping in the mornings? Well, okay, when you ease out of bed every morning, all eager and enthusiastic to... Huh? What's that? You don't do that either? Well, okay, when you're lying there in bed every morning wondering why the heck you should bother to get up... Does your mind flash on all the things you'll get to do today, or is it filled with all t........ Read More

Small Business Startup - The 90/10 Rule

Small business startups require a lot of work. You might however, be surprised by what type of work should be taking up the majority of your time. Computer consultants, when they contemplate small business startups, tend to focus on the technical aspects of the business. The rational is that they want to offer a decent service and must have great technical skills before anyone will be willing to pay them. In fact, the 90/10 Rule tells us that during small business startups, 90% of your time........ Read More

Legal Issues At Start-up

Legal issues at start-up are often confusing. Mary times this will be your first foray into the business world. There are two main places where legal issues should be explored with an attorney. Legal Issues With Business Type Before starting you business it is wise to discuss all of the legal issues surrounding the type of business you decide to open. Sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations all have different legals issues that will have a bearing on your final decision. Talk........ Read More

Computer Consultant Startup: Identify Your Business Skills

Since you're taking the time to read this article right now, it's a good sign that you have what it takes to become a computer consultant. You're in the small minority of people who have recognized that this is a business and needs to be run like one. A Good Computer Consultant Has More Than Just Technical Skills It's not about playing with the latest routers or wi-fi device or VPNs or firewalls. Sure, you have to have a certain amount of skills to make a successful computer consultant because........ Read More

Parents Getting Early Start On Kids' Supply Lists

Does the early bird get the worm? More than 500 moms of grade-school-aged children surveyed apparently think so. Early Start According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 55 million students will return to school this year, and moms aren't waiting until the last minute to start their shopping. A 2005 back-to-school survey by Parenting® magazine's MomConnections® revealed that nearly 90 percent of moms begin their back-to-school shopping at least two weeks or more before the first day of school........ Read More


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